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EAST AFRICA TOURIST VISA

Why the single visa? The East Africa Tourist Visa will allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. This visa is the result of a joint initiative made by the Heads of States of the respective partner … Continue reading

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GRVL Fun Facts

Trees/shrub   Common Name: Broad-leaved Croton   Swahili Name: Mfurufuru   Usage and treatment   Part used: Leaves, fruits, seeds and stem  Attractive tree often planted to provide shade in plantations  Stabilizes and enriches the soil  Seeds … Continue reading

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First animal sightings in Mara 2017

Weather Very hot during the day with clear skies. Chilly in the early mornings and at night. Sunrise: 6:50am Sunset: 6:55pm As usual both are spectacular and best time for photography. Temperatures 180c morning 300c at midday 270c after sunset … Continue reading

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Wildlife sightings in Samburu

Samburu National Reserve is famous for its stunning landscape and spectacular wildlife that include the big cats – lion, leopard and cheetah – and the Samburu ‘Big 5’ – Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and gerenuk. On … Continue reading

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Masai Mara – Season of Plenty!

WEATHER The weather has been cold and dry most of the month with some overcast days. Most of the mornings were quite chilly but warming up soon after the sun came up. We have been experiencing amazing sunrises for most … Continue reading

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Tsavo West Sightings

The week of 11th July 2016 was interesting and seeing a lot of wildlife coming closer to the camp.This is due to the drought season. Elephants started coming earlier than expected to the river and spend the whole night feeding … Continue reading

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Night Skies Over the Great Rift Valley – June

From Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort – three planets in splendid view – Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. Mars and Saturn sandwich the head of the constellation, Scorpius.        

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Masai Mara – Early Migration Signs

Weather 18ºc morning 25ºc at midday 23ºc after sunset   The Domestic Migration of the Loita Wildebeest and Zebra to the Mara The Loita wildebeest are between Double Crossing and Ntiakitiak River within easy reach of Mara Intrepids Camp. Some … Continue reading

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The Wildebai Are Coming!

WEATHER Beautiful clear days and clear skies at night – dazzling for star gazing.   Watch the fantastic race of the planets – brilliant Venus and bold Jupiter – as they draw closer together each night. Venus will pass Jupiter … Continue reading

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Samburu Intrepids Camp Easter Sightings

A young male cheetah near Larsens Camp was seen. He looks new in the area.   At Samburu National Reserve, we have a good number of cheetahs. For the last six months, we have had regular sightings of two females, … Continue reading

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